Winter Shiatsu Retreat

In this Winter Shiatsu Retreat we will work with the winter element of water – the element of potential, and the corresponding organs of Bladder and Kidneys.

Short Course / Winter Shiatsu Retreat

Empower yourself to attain self-awareness, consciousness, and well-being, and positively impact others!



3rd & 4th August 2024


Katikati, Bay of Plenty


Autumn Falk

Transform your well-being and enhance the lives of your freinds and family.

Treat yourself to an immersive weekend of shiatsu and wellness.

Open to complete beginners to Shiatsu and bodywork.

Connect with other practitioners and likeminded people

Gain or refresh knowledge in the oriental context of the current season.

What you will learn

This Winter Shiatsu Retreat focuses on the organs of Bladder and Kidneys and the corresponding water element – the element of potential.

Our Kidney’s hold the seat of our vitality, the potential for life is anchored here.

We are going to do calming and deeply resting exercises so we can experience our self-regulating nervous system. Sometimes the greatest gift we can give ourselves is to trust in what we don’t know and see where it takes us.

This is the slowest of the introduction worshops, with the least meridians and points, but a powerful grounding depth, from which we prepare the grounds, gather our will power and cultivate the spirit of water.

As with each intro course, we use the bladder meridian for learning and applying shiatsu techniques and practicing on. This meridian also helps with easing away tension and allowing relaxation.

Topics of the workshop include:

  • meeting and experiencing our own stored energy reserves with the goal of restoring / maintaining vitality
  • focus on potential for growth
  • The aspects of the element of water, such as potential, resting, flow, depth and courage will be experienced in some detail within this workshop
  • sharing and connecting with one another
  • learn to give winter related Shiatsu and be able to give a 45min Shiatsu treatment to family or friends
  • Learning Shiatsu Bodywork and it’s TCM background will give us ways to experience and understand ourselves in this season and provide tools for better contact with ourselves when it comes expending and replenishing our energy supply

Course Times

9am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday.

There will be two short breaks for morning and afternoon tea and a lunch break of 1 hour.

What's included

course fees include:

    • full 2 day course tuition
    • all course materials
    • lunch and morning and afternoon teas on both days

catering needs

All food provided will be free of animal products and gluten-free options are available. Please let us know if you are celiac or have other dietary requirements or allergies.

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